News and Stories from DUMBO

Brooklyn Heights Promenade is covered with candles the nights after the 9/11 attacks as smoke rises from the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. ©Mark D Phillips
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

We will Never Forget. It's been 18 years and it feels like today.

The Rise of Skywalker and my anticipation grows!
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

In 1977, I went and saw Star Wars 19 times before it left our theater in Morganton, NC. Over the 42 years since it came out, I have watched it so many more times, I can't even count.

14th People’s Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook

On Saturday, August 24th from 4pm to 7pm, the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook hosts The People’s Hall of Fame Special Reception to honor 9 Waterfront Heroes of New York City with pomp and circumstance, and a reception featuring sea chanties and seafaring music from Staten Island.

Lunar Eclipse coming on January 20, 2019.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend on Sunday, January 20, 2019, beginning at 10:34 p.m. EST, for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. Hope for clear skies and bundle up to watch it.

Legendary Gleason's Gym Debuts in New DUMBO Home
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

Eighty years after it was founded in the heart of the Bronx, The Hub at 149th St. and Third Ave., and three decades after arriving in Brooklyn, Gleason’s Gym is thriving in new quarters in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge.

The seventh edition of Photoville officially opens to the public today, September 13, 2018
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

The seventh edition of Photoville, which officially opens to the public today, September 13, 2018,  includes some heartrending looks into the Refugee experience and spectacular photography within shipping container galleries under the Brooklyn Bridge.

2018 marks the 14th installation of the acclaimed Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF)
DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

2018 marks the 14th installation of the acclaimed Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF), returning July 10th through the 14th with a week of lectures, workshops, exhibitions screenings and of course the world famous Finale concert.

The first trailer for Tim Burton's live action version of DUMBO is out. How about premiering the movie in the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO?
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

The first trailer for Tim Burton's live action version of DUMBO is out. How about premiering the movie in the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO? Just saying, it's the coolest place and would give the movie an even bigger public relations bounce

2018 MEN’S WORLD CUP IS COMING TO DUMBO
DUMBO

The DUMBO Improvement District brings back their epic World Cup Viewing Parties to the Dumbo Archway where hundreds of soccer fans filled the space in 2010 and 2014 to cheer on the men, and in 2015 to cheer on the women. Two last games! SEMI FINAL:ENGLAND V CROATIA | JULY 11 @2PM with the FINAL | JULY 15 @2PM

Movies With A View 2018
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Movies With A View attracts tens of thousands of people each summer to the waterfront park and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is excited to announce a new partnership with Smorgasburg to provide food and drink vending at this year’s series.

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Frank Manzi's Magical Mystery Tour at Wayne & Tonja Smith's Magical Backyard Forest in Morganton, NC. ©Mark D Phillips

There’s nothing like a magical night under the stars listening to music. When that experience includes one of my favorite artists appearing in one of my favorite places in the world, it’s at the top of my bucket list.

It all came to be with a simple Facebook post.